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Free Mazda Opera in the Bowl 2015

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Opera Australia is inviting everyone to an evening of enchanting musical experience on 14 November 2015.

Opera Australia will be partnering with Mazda Australia to make the evening of 14 November 2015 an unforgettable one. The impressive lineup includes dazzling soprano Eva Kong, stunning mezzo-soprano Anna Dowsley, tender-hearted tenor Diego Torre, and formidable baritone Luke Gabbedy, with Orchestra Victoria conducted by Anthony Legge. The event's Master of Ceremonies will be Christopher Lawrence from ABC Classic FM.

Sidney Myer Music Bowl be the setting for this amazing event. This beautiful venue with its stunning surroundings make for an amazing event.

Be mindful of some important nuggets of information. There is no need to make a booking. Gates open at 4pm but the event will kick off at 8pm. Get in there early and secure a nice location. The program will run for approximately 2hrs 30mins with one interval. You can bring your own food but you can also buy food and drinks from any of the numerous food outlets. You can bring a portable chair (no more than 20cm off the ground). Alcohol is allowed on the venue. Melbourne is reputed to have 4 seasons in one day. So don't forget to come prepared for all kinds of weather.

Mazda Opera in the Bowl is bringing to you opera chorus and arias from four leading soloists, the Opera Australia Chorus and Orchestra Victoria.

Program itinerary

Flying Dutchman Overture (Wagner) Orchestra

Largo al factotum The Barber of Seville (Rossini) Luke Gabbedy

Jewel Song Faust (Gounod) Eva Kong

Anvil Chorus Il trovatore (Verdi) Chorus

Quando le sere al placido Luisa Miller (Verdi) Diego Torre

Intermezzo Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) Orchestra

Un voce poco fa The Barber of Seville (Rossini) Anna Dowsley

Votre Toast (Toreador's Song) Carmen (Bizet) Luke Gabbedy and Chorus


Follie! Follie! ...Sempre libera La Traviata (Verdi) Eva Kong and Diego Torre

William Tell Overture, final section only (Rossini) Orchestra

El lucevan le stele Tosca (Puccini) Diego Torre

Va laisse couler mes larmes Werther (Massenet) Anna Dowsley

Dôme épais, le jasmin Lakmé (Delibes) Eva Kong and Anna Dowsley

Au fond du temple saint Les Pêcheurs des Perles (Bizet) Diego Torre and Luke Gabbedy

Va pensiero Nabucco (Verdi) Chorus

Nessun dorma (chorus finale version) Turandot (Puccini) Diego Torre and Chorus

You'll Never Walk Alone Carousel (Rodgers) Luke Gabbedy and Chorus

The following people will be responsible to make the magic happen on the day:

Presenter Christopher Lawrence

Conductor Anthony Legge

Director Matthew Barclay


Eva Kong

Anna Dowsley

Diego Torre

Luke Gabbedy

With Orchestra Victoria

and Opera Australia Chorus

You can find more information by going here. You can learn more by contacting this email address: You can also contact Gemma Rasmussen, Senior Publicist on (02) 9318 8327 and 0400 689 690.

Sidney Myer Music Bowl is located in Kings Domain on Linlithgow Avenue. The bowl is a 15 minute walk from Flinders Street station, across Princess Bridge over the Yarra River. Alternatively, you can get off at tram stop 17 on St Kilda Road and Grant Street (routes 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 & 72).

Mark the date on your calendar. Grab your near and dear ones, fill up your picnic basket with sweet and savoury treats and a blanket and head to the Bowl. All are invited to this free event.
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Why? To have a fantastic time with family
When: 8pm onwards
Phone: (02) 9318 8327
Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Kings Domain, Linlithgow Avenue, Melbourne, Vic 3000
Cost: Free
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How wonderful to be able to go to the opera for free. It will give people an opportunity to hear a form of music they might not otherwise bother about.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|6160) 1131 days ago
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